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Re: Maintainer Responsibilities

Michael Schwendt wrote:
On Wed, 03 Jun 2009 05:09:49 +0200, Ralf wrote:

Kevin Kofler wrote:
Steve Grubb wrote:
I don't want to start a long thread, but just to ask a couple questions
for my own clarification. Does a maintainer's responsibilities end with
packaging bugs? IOW, if there is a problem in the package that is _broken
code_ do they need to do something about it or is it acceptable for them
to close the bug and say talk to upstream?
It's the reporter's job to report the bug upstream when asked to do so.
I disagree. Reporters are "users" - "customers" if you like to.

Consumers. Consumers of a product.
No. I used the word "customers" on purpose.

I consider users (esp. bug reporters) not to be "the dumb pigs eating the hog wash they get for free", or "clueless comsumer masses" aborbing anything they don't pay for with money, but them to be the foundation of your work and them to be valuable business partners, paying in immaterial payment (e.g. feedback, such as bug reports).


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